New York Times Names Media Columnist to Replace David Carr

Jim Rutenberg, from the paper’s Sunday magazine, will fill the role that’s been vacant since Carr died last February

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Jim Rutenberg (left) and David Carr

The New York Times announced on Tuesday that Jim Rutenberg will be its next media columnist.

Rutenberg, the paper’s chief political correspondent for the Sunday magazine, will replace David Carr who died last February.

“Our hunt for David’s successor has been exhaustive, and we were privileged to have had extraordinary candidates from both inside and outside The Times,” the newspaper’s executive editor, Dean Baquet, and its business editor, Dean Murphy, said in a joint memo to staff. “Jim brings to the job a passion for the story, a track record in covering the industry and the experienced eye of an astute observer.”

Rutenberberg joined The Times in 2000, from The New York Observer.

Carr died on Feb. 12, 2015, after collapsing in the Times newsroom. He had been diagnosed with pneumonia, and died of complications from metastatic lung cancer